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Difference between 'Respectful','Respectable' and 'Respective'


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Respectful
Respectful means 'full of respect'

Respectable
Respectable means 'worthy of respect'

Respective
Respective means 'relating to a particular person,thing'.


Sample Usage

Respectful
1. It is our duty to be respectful to our parents.
2. A respectful glance.

Respectable
1. He comes of a respectable family.
2. Respectable behaviour.

Respective
1. After the game was over the boys returned to their respective houses.
2. Ram and Sham went to their respective homes.



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